Jobs for English-speakers in Italy
These days, it is very difficult to secure jobs in the Southern part of Europe and Italy is not an exception. Italians themselves struggle to secure a job, so naturally it will be more difficult for a foreign person to secure one as well. An English-speaking person could sometimes be handicapped in the hunt for available jobs. Below are some recommended jobs for these Anglophones.
Some English-speaking individuals possess skills that are marketable, like design skills in websites or graphics, article and content writing skills and plenty more. Why not tap on these skills and make a living from them! Freelancing for you may become a good solution for your financial inefficiency. Aside making money from freelancing, you also get to be your own boss – controlling you own time and working hours which is an additional plus.
If you have a good command of English language, then you may consider teaching English. It is quite easy for English speakers to secure job as English teachers in Italy and other southern parts of Europe. How, then, do you become a teacher of English language? Meet with daycare owners, academics, look out for after school programs, and try to set up a personal, private classes.
However, note that your career as an English teacher may only thrive during school sessions when students are still in school. If you’re looking for a way to achieve a true contract for the legitimate work-visa, you may need to take a course and get your English level certified.
Every time, tour operators, hotels, hostels, restaurants, and other service-based companies are in need of people who understand and can speak English properly. You can easily apply for these jobs in this sector, especially if you reside in big cities like Milan or Rome. While understanding Italian will be a plus, you will be surprised at how flooded the area is with tourists so business owners really value your ability to speak English fluently!
A hint to securing a job quicker as an English speaker in tourism is to go from to businesses, door by door, asking for people interested in your services as an English speaker. It is good to job hunt in the off seasons as businesses try to be ready for the main tourist seasons by hiring beforehand.